The head of Fort Worth’s school system sees a threat from Austin over money for education. Dr. Melody Johnson says there’s talk of an 8-point-8 percent cut in funding to public schools. She says that would be a disaster for public education.
During her annual State of Education address Johnson touted declining dropout rates in Fort Worth schools, but says they need to meet the challenge of an achievement gap between white and minority students. She says it shows up as early as third grade with a 26 percent gap in math.